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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 109, November 13-14, 1860

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Identifier: DX01350005

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 109, November 13-14, 1860

Description: Describes a letter from Mary Anne Greatbatch.



Mary Anne [Greatbatch] and her Sons in Illinois.

and, in an hour, to bed.

14. Wednesday. A letter from Mary Anne, written on the 5th, the “day before election” when Fred [Greatbatch] intends to deposit “his first vote for the rail-splitter [Abraham Lincoln].” The family have “moved from the log-cabin and are now living at Mr Norton’s, having the basement and two bed-rooms.” Norton is from Maine, and “the boy’s guardian.” “Crops pretty good, — boys have picked and cribbed part of theirs — it is selling at a dreadfully low price, 18 and 19 cents a bushel – prairie settling up fast — land to be bought cheap, at $6 and $8 the acre — the boys have their team of horses as the trifle that was due them from the estate.” Thus my sister in Illinois. Writing, miserably. Walked to 48th street, called at the house where [Cornelius] Bagster is stayed, didn’t find him, returned, wrote or tried to till 9, then rushed out and called on Mrs [Celina] Jewell, her daughters [Celina Wall and Cornelia Sexton] and Wall, finding the whole of them together. Mrs Sexton, who was sitting up in bed, with her baby, talked of Alf Waud’s establishment. It is in Brooklyn, Gowanus’ way, the family sharing the house with another. Mrs [Margaret] Eytinge junior wants to be a visitor, but Alf [Waud]’s “wife” [Mary Jewell Waud] is indisposed towards receiving her. Sol [Eytinge] goes there. I shouldn’t wonder if daily intimacy with him has biased Alf against

coverage:New York, New York, 48th Street
coverage:Brooklyn, New York

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-11-13

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Agriculture


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